So the day has arrived. It is the night before the first day of school. Most people only have one first day of school, when they are six or seven years young as they become students in grade 1. A selected few, however, are fortunate enough to have a second first day of school, the day they start teaching as fully fledged teachers. For me that day is tomorrow. In less than 10 hours I will meet my first own students in my first own classroom and I am looking forward to the coming school year with as much anticipation as a grade 1 student on his or her first day of school.
Of course, the last thing I should be doing right now is blogging..., so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Science classrooms are unique learning environments unlike any other classrooms. As a matter of fact, some things only happen in science classrooms. Here is a collection of event that happened in my own science classroom over the last school year. It's a growing list, so check back for updates.
Report from yours truly live-tweeting and navigating the melee at GETCA 2015 (Annual Greater Edmonton Teachers' Conference).
Can a pencil be more than just your average run of the mill pencil? The legendary Palomino Blackwing Pearl can take a student or teacher's writing to new heights. We have taken a batch of the Pearls for a spin and are blown away by how much writing and sketching can be transformed by this unassuming pencil.
Dr. Pineda's Classroom is going YouTube with the release of its first screencast on the exciting topic of calculating percents. Only time will tell if this is the start of something big and shiny or just a passing fad.
After several weeks working on setting up habitats for new classroom animals the big day finally arrived. The newest addition to our classroom include aquatic denizens in our new aquarium and a teenage bearded dragon with lots of attitude and no table manners.